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straight. this is an issue of civil rights. >> rev. al sharpton and a dozen other church leaders came together to dispel what they call a myth that all african american preachers are fundamentally opposed to same- sex marriage. >> people of faith have the right to be in the public square. we do not have the right to impose our personal religious beliefs on others in matters of public policy. marriage equality is primarily a public policy issue and not a theological 1. >> back in march, governor o'malley sign legislation legally recognizing same-sex marriage. the law does not go into effect until january, 2013, to give opponents time to put the measure on the ballot. maryland will be one of four states voting on same-sex marriage laws. calls are pouring into and from the stone bank at the maryland marriage alliance headquarters in and not the phone bank at the maryland marriage alliance
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headquarters in annapolis. he says reverend sharpton does not speak for the broad leadership of the african- american community. >> i do not think he holds a lot of clout. >> this pastor disagrees that this is a same s civil rights i. >> they do not have the right to redefine marriage for the entire population. >> after president obama came out in favor of same-sex marriage, polls revealed an uptick in support. he charges african-american clergy are putting politics ahead of what is in their hearts. >> i want to be able to give the president a pass on this issue. >> african-american clergy in support of same-sex marriage say it is a civil, not a religious matter and it will not infringe
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on religious freedom, but those opposed disagree. they have already filed lawsuits in other states. >> first lady michelle obama is in baltimore to nine speaking to a packed house at morgan state university. it turns out she is one of the president's most effective campaigners. we are there live with more. >> we just saw the first ladies motorcade's the past year about 45 minutes ago. we can only guess that things are well under way inside. supporters started lining up here on campus at 1:00 this afternoon. those supporters have their choice of tickets with prices ranging from $100-five belsen dollars-$10,000. this is a private reception fund-raiser. about 2000 people purchased tickets. that is all the fine arts center can hold. it is sold out. the money and the long lines
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were worth it to be able to see the first ladies begin person. >> i think it is an honor and privilege to be here. >> it is all about coming together. it is not about black, white, undereducated, educated. it is about unifying for one cause. vote. get out. make sure they continue their term. >> only print media is allowed inside so we cannot be sure exactly where they are on the schedule. we know that from here the first lady will go to another private fund-raiser, a concert and reception at a home in baltimore county. >> now to the latest in the race for the white house. the accountant for presidential hopeful mitt romney certified the candidate paid everything he owed in taxes for 20 years and actually an excess last year. he paid $13.7 million, -- he
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made $13.7 million and paid about 14.1% in federal income taxes. meanwhile, earlier today in virginia, president obama responded to romney's about to change washington from the inside. >> change takes more than one term or even more than one president and certainly takes more than one party. it cannot happen if you write off half the nation before you take office. >> the president reminded the public the romney was caught on tape criticizing 47% of americans who pay no federal income tax but feel they are entitled to benefits. paul ryan spoke to an a r p meeting in new orleans. he emphasized that medicare -- the president spoke to an aarp meeting in new orleans.
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he emphasized that medicare is not a handout. meanwhile, paul ryan spoke to seniors in florida. you can find most up-to-date information for state, local and national elections that our website. just click on politics. >> a man is dead after the stabbing in west baltimore. it happened around 2:00 a.m. police say they found a 34-year- old man on the ground, and responsive. we are told he had stab wounds on his upper body. he was taken to shock trauma but died shortly after. police have not identified the victim and there is no word on a suspect or a potential motive. meanwhile, a shooting happened in broad daylight in baltimore. the gunman chased down the victim and kept shooting even when he was lying on the ground. happened yesterday afternoon. homicide detectives are still searching for the shooter. is believed he tossed the weapon nearby before running away.
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>> some neighbors say this establishment operates more like a night club. barry sims is live with more on the long battle between the banquet hall and its neighbors. and what baltimore city is trying to do to end the dispute. >> this has been going on for about a year. some at city hall say this is the most contentious zoning issue they have handled. the owner of visions catering and think what hall in hamilton northeast baltimore and some of the facilities neighbors are not seeing eye to eye. >> this has not been done by a long -- fun by a long shot. it has been a struggle. if i could have walked away, i would have walked away. >> homeowners are standing their ground. they have complaints of large crowds and loud noise. >> parking is horrendous. if you do not get home within a
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specific time, you do not have a place to park. >> visions owner linda brown says she has tried to work with the community. she asks patrons to exit quietly and leave the neighborhood immediately after an event. i asked them, what do you want? what do you want? >> the dispute started in 2010. in december of that year after an event had ended, somebody began shooting outside the banquet hall. a 25-year-old man was killed. questions arose about the halls licenses, permits and the groups being allowed to rent the facility. this councilman is offering conditions that call for the banquet hall to close at 10:00 p.m. sunday-thursday and 1:00 a.m. friday and saturday. maximum capacity will be set at two hundred. a long-term parking arrangement
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mandating parking for 25 or more cars and one-four security guards depending on the number of guests and if alcohol is sold. >> who babysit these amendments? >> she says she will comply with these conditions. >> if the conditions are violated, there is an avenue for revoking the use of the property. >> this will be considered on october 3rd during a city council hearing. >> the iphone five is officially in stores today. >> folks are dancing in the streets. a look at the chaos outside apple stores around the world. >> orioles playoff tickets go on sale tomorrow.
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coming up, we will answer all your questions. >> leader in sports -- leader in sports, we some of the orioles incredible season.
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>> look at how happy they are. the iphone 5 officially dropped today in the united states and several countries around the world. devoted fans lined up for hours,
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probably four days. the new phone has a larger screen, better optics, a faster processor and access to 4g networks. google maps is gone and users say the new maps are inferior. still, they sold a record 2 million units in 24 hours and analysts expect 10 million devices to be sold this weekend. >> we will find out tomorrow if orioles playoff tickets are as hot as the new iphone. that is when tickets go on sale to the general public. fans are already starting to rally. >> we are live here at silver spring mining company. it is a great atmosphere here. the orioles bird is part of the first buckle up rally. he is handing out merchandise. he has taken to give out. there are a lot of excited fans
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here as well. a lot of them are probably thinking of buying playoff tickets to mar morning. if you are, you will have to go on line. quakes we come all the time. >> they are not alone. camden yards has seen about 4000 more fans per game this year than they did last year. the orioles are on track to draw more than two million fans at home since -- for the first time since 2007. >> we thought they would be sold out, at least the areas we were interested in, so we got lucky. >> tomorrow morning, instead of being at the ticket office, they plan to be in front of the computer, hoping to score tickets for the postseason. all playoff tickets must be purchased online at the orioles website, and you can buy eight at once. >> people say we want to come to the first playoff game at camden yards in a while.
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if that is the case, unfortunately, you will need to buy two tickets, both for the wild card and the division series begame 1. >> tickets to a potential wild card game and the first game of the division series are expected to go fast. season-ticket holders and those selected for the presale had the first crack at it. the orioles will issue refunds for games that are not played, but instead of taking it, you could show faith that the orioles magic will continue into next season. >> the other option would be to roll the money over into 2013. >> i just want the fans to fill the ballpark. if it is awful and i have to watch it at home, that is cool ull and i have to watch it at home, that is cool.
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>> now, your e 11 insta-weather plus forecast with chief meteorologist tom castle minor. >> we are wrapping of summer and headed for fall. it is going to take a while to reflect a change. tomorrow evening, we will feel some cool air moving in. today was technically one degree warmer than the average. 76 would be typical. we hit 77. the morning was on the cool side. just 53 at the airport. the record low? 37 back in 1962. temperatures have been comfortable in those locations throughout the bulk of the day with a good deal of sunshine. 60 degrees in new york city right now. 71 in ocean city. 79 in richmond. 79 in frederick.
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80 in downtown baltimore. western maryland, cool but nice. tonight, a clear but partly cloudy skies. add to the west, use the clouds and scattered showers. -- we see clouds and scattered showers. it will be cool if not downright cold in northern minnesota right now, 30 degrees. there is a push of cool air coming across tomorrow that will trigger scattered showers. the center is way above the hudson bay, but it is driving this friends south and east. right on cue, as fall begins, fall arrives. tomorrow, southern winds will warmus. many locations could hit 80 tomorrow. scattered showers between 3:00
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and 4:00 approaching baltimore from the west, pushing across through the evening. maybe randall -- media rumble of thunder as it moves on through. sunday should be a beautiful day. a nice finish to be a coming weekend. the forecast amara, still feeling like summertime with southwest winds at 8-20. then the front arrives in the evening. if you are on the bay, you have to watch for thunderstorms and burst of wind. it could be tricky on the open waters tomorrow. in western maryland, high temperatures by sunday are only in the low-50's. after the evening storm tomorrow, the skies clear and there will be a breezy, sunny finish to the weekend. coastal areas, storms do not arrive until tomorrow night but most of saturday should be beautiful. saturday night, the scattered showers move through.
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for ravens football, look for temperatures in the 60's. sunny skies on monday, partly cloudy tuesday and another cold front in the middle of next week. >> this is the 11 sports. final trip toles' fenway park this year. they have dominated the red sox so far this year, going 5-1 at fenway. this season has seen many unlikely heroes, and one takes the mound tonight, miguel gonzales. he joined the orioles after being released from boston's minor leagues. the orioles general manager counts relief pitchers as chief among the reasons baltimore finds itself pushing for the playoffs. >> we had the worst pitching in the business last year.
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the players we recruited turned around a culture within the organization. >> love have plenty is. here are the a l east standing -- love how blunt he is. here are the al east standings. according to espn, the orioles have a 90% chance of making the playoffs. it is hard to put too much steak into the outcome sunday night against the ravens and patriots. from the heart, this one means the world. baltimore brings a different weapon to the field. a dynamic leg. in college, he was pretty good too.
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still, waiting to see how he handles the pressure in the nfl. >> i know it was good for me, especially with my job description where i am on an island and what i do is pretty black and white. the kids are either good or they are not. having 101,000 people there to watch and see whether they are good or not. being in that an arm and was really helpful for me coming out. >> -- being in that environment was really helpful for me coming out. >> that brings us to our text question of the day. which game is the most important of the year? a, sunday's game. b, any game against pittsburgh. c, we will not know until december. the majority are voting c. there is a chance to win $10
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million. second round at ease late today in atlanta. rory mcelroy is on track to win that $10 million. their egos. he is tied for seventh this week. tiger woods is still alive. eagle putt at 9 had him to - 4. struggled on the back nine. jim furyk hung on coming in. he has the lead after two rounds. we love one more check the forecast after this.
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>> breaking news on i-95. let's go live to skype team 11. >> this is northbound 95 north of 22 and aberdeen. single vehicle crashes at this location. the person was in cardiac arrest when they transported to a local hospital. the problem is northbound 95 this shutdown. the backup is all the way past the maryland. it is going to be slow going.
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>> change is on the way. warm and then cool all in one weekend. we go from summer to fall all in one weekend. big changing conditions. 40% chance of an afternoon shower tomorrow. comfortable for the ravens on sunday. temperatures at kickoff around 70 four.
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>> purple friday. thank you for joining us, everybody.
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but it isn't always easy to find one... a vote for question seven is a vote for maryland jobs. two thousand construction jobs to build a new resort casino. four thousand permanent jobs, paying... on average fifty five thousand a year. six thousand jobs from increased tourism... and table games like blackjack and poker. add it up: it's twelve thousand new maryland jobs. but to build it you have to vote for it. vote for question seven. and get maryland back to work. bacon and pancakes for $, umm. in my day, you get eggs, bacon and pancakes, and it only cost you $4.

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